Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorValdés, J
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez-Artalejo, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorAguilar, L
dc.contributor.authorJaen-Casquero, Maria Belen 
dc.contributor.authorRoyo-Bordonada, Miguel Angel
dc.identifier.citationPediatr Obes. 2013 Feb;8(1):e1-e13.es_ES
dc.description.abstractEnergy balance is influenced by understudied genetic, social and other environmental factors. The frequency of family meals (FFM) may be one of these factors since it is associated with a healthier dietary pattern in children and adolescents. The objective of this review is to evaluate the scientific evidence on the association between FFM and the risk of childhood and adolescent overweight. The electronic literature search identified 394 articles published during 2005-2012. Of these, 15 studies gave precise information of the studied association, of which four were longitudinal. We found great variability regarding the measurement of FFM. Six out of 11 cross-sectional studies and 1 out of 4 longitudinal studies found statistically significant inverse associations between FFM and being overweight, mainly in children, with odds ratios ranging from 0.11 to 0.93. Of those, only one adjusted for all the potential confounding factors considering socio-demographic, physical activity- and diet-related variables. Therefore, this review found inconsistent and weak evidence of an inverse association between FFM and risk of childhood overweight. In conclusion, further research is needed to establish whether family meals have an effect on childhood overweight. These studies ideally should have longitudinal or experimental designs, a clear and standardized definition of the exposure under study, a measure of the exposure based on direct observation or validated questionnaires and an adequate adjustment for potential confounders.es_ES
dc.publisherWiley es_ES
dc.subject.meshChild es_ES
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies es_ES
dc.subject.meshEnergy Intake es_ES
dc.subject.meshEnergy Metabolism es_ES
dc.subject.meshFemale es_ES
dc.subject.meshHumans es_ES
dc.subject.meshLongitudinal Studies es_ES
dc.subject.meshMale es_ES
dc.subject.meshObesity es_ES
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors es_ES
dc.subject.meshTime Factors es_ES
dc.subject.meshFamily es_ES
dc.subject.meshFeeding Behavior es_ES
dc.subject.meshMeals es_ES
dc.titleFrequency of family meals and childhood overweight: a systematic reviewes_ES
dc.typejournal articlees_ES
dc.rights.licenseAtribución-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional*
dc.identifier.journalPediatric obesityes_ES
dc.repisalud.centroISCIII::Escuela Nacional de Sanidades_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopen accesses_ES

Files in this item

Acceso Abierto
Acceso Abierto
Acceso Abierto
Acceso Abierto

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Atribución-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional
This item is licensed under a: Atribución-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional